Hi, Duffy Brown here...
Seems that whenever I read I get a severe case of the munchies...which explains my recent affiliation with Weight Watchers. But that’s okay because I can still munch and read, I just have to exchange baby carrots for Fritos and dip or an apple for a Twinkie. Really miss those Twinkies.
So now my snacking is on a short leash, but back in the day of no taboos I found I ate in relationship to what I read...and for sure what I write.
For example in reading Sandra Brown’s French Silk I think I ate enough chocolate to put Hershey on double shifts to keep up. Then there’s the Stephanie Plum series and I go on my pizza binge and put Dominoes on speed-dial.
When writing the Consignment Shop set in Savannah I crave fried chicken, mashed potatoes and cornbread for months. And I consume I way more martinis. I call this the Auntie KiKi influence.
When writing the Cycle Path series it’s fudge and anything crunchy. They have fried greens on Mackinac Island and that’s the way all veggies should taste. FGB with a beer is the best.
With all those cozy mystery series out there that are centered around food do you eat what you read while you’re reading it?
Have you ever gotten food cravings from a book? A movie? (After watching When Harry Met Sally I ate salad in restaurants for weeks!)